Beanies. Toques. Whatever you know them as, these knit hats are part of a winter accessory

Beanies. Toques. Whatever you know them as, these knit hats are part of a winter accessory wardrobe that everyone should have fully stocked. Keep your head from freezing while out and about (and keep those ears toasty) with one of these best-selling beanies. Seriously, don’t forget your hat. It may be lightweight, but this merino beanie can keep up with even the chilliest of weather. It’s breathable, which helps regulate your temperature if you plan on running in the cold. Plus, it has UPF 20+ because yes, you can still get a sunburn in the winter! This wool, cuffed beanie comes in four neutral colors that will go with any outfit or coat you plan on wearing. It gives of a little fisherman vibe without being overly bulky. There’s nothing like a classic, chunky knit beanie and this cotton-blend one from Banana Republic is just the ticket. It comes in black and navy and can even be machine washed if it gets dirty. If you’re on the hunt for a beanie to wear while running, this has literally been named for it. Made from lululemon’s patented Rulu fabric, is moisture-wicking, breathable, and has four-way stretch so it’s never uncomfortable. This cla...

Portland councilors recommend no cap on new shelter’s capacity

The Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee calls only for ‘ample capacity’ to house the average nightly census for the previous 12 months – about 210 people – and handle overflow. A City Council committee on Tuesday night avoided setting a cap on the number of beds that will be provided at Portland’s new homeless shelter, recommending that it has “ample capacity to handle our current average nightly census for the previous 12 months.” The average nightly census for the previous 12 months, as of Sept. 30, for the Oxford Street Shelter is 210 homeless people, according to data provided by the Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee. Members of the committee discussed the matter for two hours Tuesday night before voting 3-0 on the resolution, which also recommended that the new facility have “adequate capacity to handle overflow” on an as-needed basis. The committee recommendation, which will be forwarded to the full City Council for consideration at its Monday night meeting, does not establish a specific number of shelter beds, leaving the city with some flexibility about its capacity. The resolution also avoids limits on the number of people comi...